There were many bright children's eyes at the Christmas initiative, where clothes, toys and many useful everyday life items, which many of us take for granted, were presented to the children and young people of the Pöttsching children's village. The celebration was musically supported by the exceptional blind musician Wolfgang Niegelhell. We would like to express sincere thanks to our business partners, who also took part in this initiative with material donations!
Under this motto, more than 5000 running enthusiasts from many countries came together on 22 August 2004 in Velden at the Wörthersee lake. A 1/4 marathon, relay race and half marathon lead the runners of Velden along the North Shore Street to Klagenfurt. vita-life® business partners looked after the runners in the regeneration zone and were thus able to establish valuable contacts. As sponsor of the handcycle championships, the vita-life® WHSF was one of the most important partners of the event. Mario Hintermayer presented the cheques with the prize money, in the total value of € 1,400.-, to the winners. The WHSF offered one vita-life® magnetic resonance system as a raffle prize among all participants of the Handcycle Trophy.
The counsellor troupe in the Olympic village was ten-men (and women) strong. Despite the weather, which was partly very Hamburgian, the rush to the eight eMRS® could in part hardly be managed. From morning until afternoon, all questions were patiently answered, flyers handed out to interested persons and air balloons filled with helium and given away. The loungers were almost permanently booked. Many interesting conversations were held, business cards exchanged and appointments made. The action was a lot of fun for us counsellors. The contact with the disabled athletes was a completely new and extremely positive experience for the most of us. Quote of one counsellor: “No matter where the next National Special Olympics will take place, I want to be there again!”
Several hundred visitors from the surroundings and more than 200 business partners from all of Europe used the opportunity to take a closer look at and become informed about the VITA-LIFE Headquarter Europe. Musical entertainment was provided, among others, by the No Problem Orchestra, which received a donation of € 3,000.00 from the vita-life® WHSF.